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Unfinished business: Obama's nutrition agenda marches forward
Food Navigator-USA
Following on the heels of the effective ban on trans fats by the FDA and establishment of nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools by the USDA, the Obama administration's two newest proposed rules — on school snacking and nutrition labels — continue to advance its healthy foods agenda.
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China rejects more US corn due to GMO as state sales approach
Reuters
China has turned away more U.S. corn after detecting an unapproved genetically-modified strain in shipments, with buyers waiting for sales from the country's huge state reserves or shifting to cheap grain from Ukraine.
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Burger King taps Unilever executive to polish brand
Bloomberg
Burger King Worldwide Inc. named Unilever executive Fernando Machadoas senior vice president of global brand management, bringing in the man who helped oversee Dove's Real Beauty campaign to burnish its image worldwide.
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Billionaire mogul looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016
The Washington Post
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016: to tap his fortune on behalf of a more mainstream Republican with a clear shot to win the White House, according to people familiar with his thinking.
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Democrats, Republicans tied on 2014 generic ballot
The Hill
Democrats are now running neck-and-neck with Republicans on the generic ballot for this November's midterm elections, according to a George Washington University battleground poll released Tuesday.
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For GOP, retirements could be blessing
The Hill
House Republicans are staring down some tough races for open seats in 2014, but even unwelcome retirements could be a blessing if they occur now instead of later.
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Natural News warns diners about metal content in meals
Natural News via Examiner
Often unknowingly, consumers ingest and absorb hefty doses of metals (heavy metal) from food products under all food categories. It's because they receive no alerts and metals are not detectable through taste.
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Should dietary guidelines about saturated fat be changed?
Food Navigator-USA
A high-profile study published in the Annals of Medicine last week has reopened the debate about whether saturated fat has been unfairly cast in the role of nutritional bogeyman. But how should policymakers respond?
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When Girl Scout cookies met the US-Japan trade war
The Wall Street Journal
There's more to those Thin Mints just delivered by your local Girl Scout crew than the nuanced flavor of natural peppermint oil: They once played a brief cameo in the decades-long trade war between the U.S. and Japan.
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EU foodborne outbreak reporting guidelines updated
Food Quality News
Guidelines for reporting of foodborne outbreaks to the European Union have been updated to use the same dataset for strong and weak evidence-based reports.
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Opinion: Opportunities grow with food
The Recorder
"Home grown" can be interpreted in many ways when it comes to our food supply. Thankfully, for Franklin County, one sure version involves the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center.
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When it comes to lobster, supply is the limit
Bangor Daily News
Lobster will never be as ubiquitous as burgers, which is why industry officials say the tasty crustacean is expected to remain a luxury food.

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How Denmark solved its Salmonella problem
The Oregonian
A spike in chicken-related Salmonella illnesses in Denmark 25 years ago spurred a food safety revolution that experts say the U.S. can't reproduce.

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Inflation: Food costs in America up 4 percent
Live Trading News
The cost of meats, fish and eggs led the biggest increase in U.S. food prices in nearly 2.5 years in February, according to government data.

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Nestle opens food safety research center in Beijing
Reuters
Nestle, the world's largest food company, has opened a food safety research center in Beijing aimed at supporting Chinese authorities as they strengthen food safety policies and standards, the company said Tuesday.
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MBAs trying to solve America's food waste problem
Bloomberg Businessweek
Americans throw out almost a third of their food annually — the equivalent of more than $160 billion — while almost 15 percent of U.S. households struggle to put enough food on the table. MBA students at MIT's Sloan School of Management see this more as a business opportunity than a social problem.
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Can local food reach mainstream supermarkets?
The Christian Science Monitor
Regional food hubs help meet consumer demand for local food by aggregating products from local farmers. The next step: expanding the supply chain to national retailers.
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Meat eaters gulp record prices before US grilling peaks
Bloomberg
At a time of year when U.S. prices usually are at seasonal lows, meat is rising faster than any other food group, even before the peak in demand for summer grilling.
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New Carlyle Asia fund targets China's food market
The Wall Street Journal
Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein expects China to be the biggest destination for dollars from its newest Asia fund, with a focus on deals in the health care, consumer and food industries.
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Dietitian: Frozen foods pack nutrition, save the budget
Des Moines Register
March is Frozen Food Month, and the freezer aisles in grocery stores are just the place to find nutrient-dense foods.
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Positive Listeria tests prompt broad recall
Food Production Daily
A producer that makes private-label foods for Wal-Mart, Target and other high-profile retailers is initiating a widespread recall of its food products after inspectors turned up positive tests for Listeria monocytogenes at its plant.

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Food scientists: Shedding the villain image
Food Business News
A photo of the Wicked Witch of the West appeared on the screen. "That would be you," David Freeman said in a Chicago hotel ballroom full of food scientists and food product developers.
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Friendly's puts it on the line
Boston Herald
With eateries newly remodeled, Friendly's CEO John Maguire, above, is so confident about recent improvements at the 79-year-old chain that he is offering customers a free meal if they're not satisfied.
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Will Safeway acquisition increase kosher sales?
Kosher Today via Jewish Press
Cerberus Capital Management appears to be making a major investment into the supermarket industry by acquiring Safeway in addition to the Albertson's chain it already owns. Sources say the two chains expect the new owners to aggressively expand the stores that would include kosher food sections.
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Flowers to open Tennessee baking plant
Food Business News
Flowers Foods, Inc. will open a bakery in Knoxville, Tenn., in late May. The plant, which was acquired last summer as part of the acquisition of the Hostess bread assets, will operate with one bread line and will be renamed Flowers Baking Co. of Knoxville.
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DOJ clears Bimbo/Canada Bread transaction
Food Business News
Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. said it has received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice to acquire Canada Bread Compan, Ltd. The transaction was approved by the Canadian Competition Bureau March 18 but still awaits approval from the Canadian Minister of Industry for the closing of the acquisition, which is expected during the second quarter.
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Chaucer Foods to open freeze-dried food processing facility in US
FBR
Chaucer Foods Inc., an Oregon-based supplier to major food producers around the world, said it will open a new freeze-dried food processing facility in Forest Grove that will create up to 73 jobs.
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Revolutionary portioning
FIS
Since its conception in 1999, RevoPortioner from Marel Townsend Further Processing has amassed a vast amount of knowledge and research in portioning technology, leading to a range of machines that now features a 3-D solution.
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New Age frozen meals spice up dinner
Food Processing
Boulder-Colo.-based Evol Foods added two products lines to its frozen food portfolio this year, marking the first time Evol has moved beyond the single-serve market.
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